Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Can be served plain in the morning or as a base for savory creamed dishes for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a bowl, stir the flour, sugar, and baking powder together; set aside.
  2. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat; stir in salt, then the grits, whisking constantly until the water comes back to a boil.
  3. Decrease heat to low, continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until very thick and creamy, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the melted butter and scrape grits into a large bowl.
  5. Stir in the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Add the flour mixture, stirring only until combined, followed by the milk.
  7. The batter should be thin.
  8. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a mixer until stiff but still glossy.
  9. Heat a greased waffle iron; stir bacon into the batter; fold in the egg whites.
  10. Cook waffles, one at a time, following the directions from the waffle-iron manufacturer; they should be crisp and brown when done.
  11. Serve with softened butter and syrup.

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